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Avi Purkayastha joined NREL in 2010 as a senior scientist in the Computational Sciences Center, where he is working on research and development activities across multiple domains and enabling and advancing large-scale NREL application domain codes on high-performance computing (HPC) systems. His research and development activities have included work in the wind, power, data center, batteries and cybersecurity domains, and application support. 

Research Interests

HPC systems and applications

Modeling and simulations across multiple domains in different scales and fidelity

Software support, optimization, and engineering

Data science and artificial intelligence/machine learning

Professional Experience

Principal Applications Engineer, SiCortex (2007–2009)

Research Scientist, Texas Advanced Computing Center - University of Texas Austin (2001–2007)

Visiting Professor Computational Science / Research Scientist, Mississippi State University (1998–2000)

Associate Professor, University of Puerto Rico (1993–2000)

Research Assistant, Northern Illinois University (1985–1992)

Education/Academic Qualification

Master, Mechanical Engineering - Thermal Fluids, Colorado School of Mines

PhD, Applied Mathematics, Northern Illinois University


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